“Resident Evil 7: BioHazard– Has a New Era of Immersive Horror Arrived?”

The long awaited Resident Evil 7: Biohazard has finally emerged from the shadows. This installment of the popular, horror-game, franchise released on January 24, 2017; 5 years after the game’s predecessor. Fans of the Resident Evil series should expect a new gameplay style, while still enjoying the core mechanics of the previous games. Puzzles, weapons, limited ammunition, gore, and frightening encounters are still present in Biohazard. Although you will experience them from the first-person perspective rather than the third. Resident Evil 7’s departure from the third-person view may be the first difference, from previous games in the series, that devout fans will recognize. Being a Resident Evil fan since the first game was released in 1996 on the original PlayStation, I can say, judging by the gameplay footage I have seen, that the perspective shift is probably a good choice. I’ve always felt first-person games provide more immersion, and apparently Capcom agrees with me, at least for this Resident Evil title.

 

While watching the official Gamepsot review for Resident Evil 7: Biohazard

I found myself enveloped in the eerie atmosphere and how it is truly brought to life with the graphics engine. The characters seem to look and feel alive, as the game appears to cruise along at a steady 60 frames per second. Resident Evil 7: Biohazard has been released on PS4, Xbox One, and PC; I have read that none of the systems appear to suffer from any performance impact, and that it runs surprisingly well across all platforms. Although performance may remain consistent between consoles and PC, it has been observed that the Xbox One port may suffer from a reduction in graphical quality compared to the PC and PS4 versions.

 

It is important to mention That Resident Evil 7 can be played with a VR headset (talk about immersion), but you will only get to experience it through PlayStation 4’s PSVR. At the moment there is no support for other VR headsets, such as Oculus Rift. This is a bit of a disappointment for PC gamers such as myself, and hopefully Capcom will feature VR compatibility for other systems in the future.

 

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